On Saturday, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara was fired after he refused a request to resign. What should Bharara do next?
Bharara’s views on the policy substance—jobs, growth, inequality, poverty, redistribution, transportation, education—are for the most part a mystery, notes Ira Stoll. If Bharara is to be a success as a politician or a governor he’ll need to figure that stuff out. Simply focusing on process or good-government reforms designed to curb corruption or influence peddling will be insufficient. But perhaps there just aren’t many positions in the federal government where an approach of the sort Bharara has become known for would be a virtue.